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Federal Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor’s Suit Against the NCAA
June 6th, 2013 at 1:48 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane of Pennsylvania’s Middle District granted the NCAA’s Motion to Dismiss Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Corbett’s lawsuit seeking to overturn sanctions levied against Penn State University (Case Number 13-cv-00006).  Last July, the NCAA sanctioned Penn State for their role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse...

Unexpected Touchdown in Electronic Art’s Legal Conundrum – the Tim Tebow Play Call
June 5th, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Written by John Leppler: ***PHOTO1*** On May 23, 2013, it was discovered that Electronic Arts Sports (EA) used Tim Tebow’s name in a play call in its NCAA Football 2010 video game, which was released in 2009 prior to Tebow’s senior season at the University of Florida. Using his name was discovered...

NCAA Men’s Basketball Adopts Rule Changes
May 9th, 2013 at 7:07 PM
The NCAA Rules Committee for Men's Basketball held a three-day meeting which concluded yesterday with a number of rules changes. The 12-member committee (of which 11 were present and voting) adopted a change to the replay rules as well as an adjustment to the elbow-clearing rule and a clarified block/charge...

NCAA Board Announces New Enforcement Structure
November 1st, 2012 at 11:26 AM
On Tuesday, the NCAA outlined a revamped infraction enforcement program in a press release.  The purpose of the program is to expedite the sanctioning process and create a more flexible system so that the punishment can better suit the infraction. The release details a four-tiered "violation structure" that ranges from "incidental...

Potential FBS Title Game Sites Beginning in 2015
September 24th, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Sources told ESPN that the Football Bowl Subdivision will consider from only six cities when deciding the host of the FBS's first playoff title game in 2015. Those six cities include the four current BCS bowls - Fiesta (Glendale) , Orange (Miami), Sugar (New Orleans), and Rose (Pasadena), plus the...

NCAA Denies University of Connecticut’s Final Appeal of Postseason Ban
April 6th, 2012 at 9:56 AM
The NCAA Committee on Academic Performance denied The University of Connecticut's second and final appeal for a waiver.  This all but leaves UConn out of the 2013 NCAA tournament and potentially for years to come.  In October, the NCAA approved new rules requiring schools to maintain a score of 930...

March Madness Bracket’s – Student-Athlete Beware!
March 12th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
March, a month stuck smack in the middle of winter and spring, a rather dreary month for those of us up north where we anticipate the “good” weather to come. A month saved by NCAA College Basketball; without March Madness, March may be without doubt one of the most dreary...

NCAA (Finally) Closes Cam Newton Loophole
January 17th, 2012 at 12:07 PM
In an administrative move that was viewed by most college sports fans as inevitable (and undertaken with its customary plodding pace), the NCAA expanded its definition of "agent" to include third party influencers, including family members who may market student-athletes' athletic prowess for personal financial gain. Largely stemming from the...

NCAA President Mark Emmert Voices Support for BCS Playoff
January 15th, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Last week NCAA President Mark Emmert stated that he would support a four team BCS football playoff.  Although no official details of this proposal have been announced, this idea would place the top four ranked teams against each other in two semi-final games with the winners playing for the BCS...

The Controversial College Football Season: a Recap
January 9th, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The 2011-12 college football season culminates tonight in New Orleans with a much hyped and oft-criticized rematch of SEC West powerhouses Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. This season was not immune from controversy; in fact, it was one of the more eventful offseasons and regular seasons in...